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May 19, 2015

Early-Education Bill Reintroduced in the House, But Prospects Still Grim

When it was first introduced in 2013, the bill had a hefty price tag of $30 billion over the first five years and only got the support of three Republicans.

May 14, 2015

Lawmakers Eager to See Bureau of Indian Education Reimagined

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.

May 13, 2015

Legislative Adventure Game: See Why It's Difficult for a Bill to Become Law

To illustrate how difficult it is for a bill to get to the president's desk, we've created a choose-your-own-adventure legislative game. See if you can steer a bill to the president's desk.

May 12, 2015

The Long Haul: ESEA Reauthorization Timeline

Hopes are still high for a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill to get on the U.S. Senate floor in early June, but the bill is still stuck in legislative limbo.

May 07, 2015

Congress Clears Budget that Locks in Sequester-Level Education Funding

The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.

May 01, 2015

NEA Seeks to Overturn Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.

April 22, 2015

Bureau of Indian Education Schools: Who Is Responsible for Fixing Them?

Staffers from different committees and agencies are trying to coordinate various funding streams and devise ways to fast track money to help repair crumbling facilities that house many federally funded schools in Indian Country.

April 21, 2015

Arne Duncan Speaks at EWA on Testing, College Ratings, and His Biggest Regrets

Arne Duncan fielded questions from reporters around the country at the Education Writers Association's conference in Chicago.

April 21, 2015

Senate Agreement on Anti-Human-Trafficking Bill Helps Clear Path for ESEA

A Senate agreement on a bill to prevent human trafficking showcases how unrelated pieces of legislation may determine the fate of a particular bill awaiting floor debate.

April 16, 2015

Senate Education Committee Unanimously Passes Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

On the third day of its markup, the committee approved three amendments that focused on the funding formula for Title II, which deals with issues like teacher preparation.

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